Chair: Sally C. Tseng firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Chair: Jia Mi email@example.com
Qi Chen firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria Fung email@example.com
Yi Liang firstname.lastname@example.org
ShaLi Zhang email@example.com
FuWaye Bender firstname.lastname@example.org (We regret that FuWaye has resigned herself from the Committee because she said that she has not worked in the library profession for the past two years.)
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The year 2013 has a special meaning to CALA. CALA is 40 years old. That means some CALA leaders have retired or they are in their prime with their careers at peak positions. Besides their own successful careers, CALA leaders have encouraged, inspired, mentored and promoted younger generation of librarians to the profession. They may want to establish scholarships, research and professional development grants in support of other CALA members – our CALA leaders of tomorrow. We have issued calls for donations to the profession for $10,000 or more to establish such scholarships or grants under each donor’s name. The amount of $10,000 is the minimum amount to be eligible to bear a name under such Grant or Scholarship. We are also working closely with CALA President Esther Lee and CALA Executive Director Haipeng Li on fundraising, and our members are soliciting advertisements for the 2012/2013 Membership Directory.
We would like to raise funds in support of President Lee’s 2012/2013 CALA Presidential Initiative Funds with the following focuses:
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1. Prepare and distribute news releases
Working closely with Esther Lee, CALA President and Haipeng Li, CALA Executive Director and the International Relations Committee, the Committee had assisted in publicizing CALA’s events, We’ll make announcements to promote CALA by distributing news items on CALAlist, CALA Newsletter and other publications unless the news have been reported by another CALA officer, e.g., from the CALA President, Executive Director, or other Committee Chairs.
2. Organize fundraising activities and programs to support CALA
In celebrating CALA’s 40th Anniversary, we hope to attract more donations so as to encourage members’ professional growth for years or generations to come. Our goal is to raise funds that will exceed the highest amount of funds raised in any year of the previous years. However, we are still far from reaching our goal. We shall continue to work diligently on fundraising for the next few months. We are COUNTING on your strong support and generous donations to CALA.
CALA is a U.S. Internal Revenue Code IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit library association – donations are tax deductible under section 170 of the Code. Any amount of donation to CALA will be appreciated. Please assist us in fundraising.
Please kindly send your or your friend’s check payable to CALA, to Maria Fung, CALA Treasurer, her address is listed below.
Ms. Maria Fung
Chinese American Librarians Association
New York, NY 10002
We are grateful for your support and we will continue our promotion for excellent services to our members and the library profession!
List committee recommendations, if any, to the Board:
In return, each donor will have our heartfelt thanks. For donors with $1,000 and up they WILL each receive a complimentary ticket to the 2013 CALA Awards Banquet for the celebration of the CALA’s 40th Anniversary. For donors with $2,000 and up each will have a chance to speak for two-three minutes at our Awards Banquet, and have an honorable mention with a logo for the COMPANY printed in our PROGRAM flyers and on CALA Website.
The Committee requests the Board to approve the above recommendations.
Respectfully submitted by
Sally C. Tseng, Chair, on behalf of the
CALA Public Relations/Fund Raising Committee